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ISBN: 978 1 903039 95 3
Categories: 21st Century, British
Published: September 2009
216 x 135 x 8 mm
Publisher: Carcanet Press
He'd like the creature cocooned in his chest
to stop turning over - to burst from his mouth
on unspeakable wings. He'd like to say something
that she'd understand, but can't pin it down.
Bugs are the insects we live alongside, necessary and unsettling; they're the fears, the ailments and spies that keep us wide awake at night. The stories in Antony Dunn's third collection range from the microscopic lives of parasitic worms to the lives of the planets themselves. We go from the miniature world of the flea circus to the invisible pervasiveness of electronic surveillance. In an uneasy world, Dunn's characters face down their terrors and find in science, in faith, in love, the courage to go on.
Now heartening, now heartbroken, Bugs turns a magnifying glass on the world to reveal its fascinating strangeness.
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Awards won by Antony Dunn Winner, 2000 Eric Gregory Award Winner, 1995 Newdigate Prize
Praise for Antony Dunn 'Poems which, Brodsky-like, take the reader somewhere new, jinking round the corners of places we think we know into imagined elsewheres.'
Poetry Wales 'An often unique voice... subtle, thought-provoking and enormously readable.'
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